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Bariatric Education and Support

The Keys to your success

Enloe Medical Center's Bariatric Progarm in Chico, Calif., offers education and support to assist patients in achieving a healthy weight and lifestyle. After surgery, patients can accomplish this success by adhering to their diet and exercise plans, and by taking accountability seriously. This requires a lifetime commitment. We are pleased to offer the ongoing education and support services that are essential keys on the road to success.

Weekly Weight-loss Surgery Informational Seminars

Free seminars led by bariatric surgeons Deron Ludwig, MD, and Erik Simchuk, MD, with introductions by Enloe bariatric nurses. Seminar information includes the disease of morbid obesity, health issues associated with obesity and information about surgical options.
Attend a weekly Wednesday seminar from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fountain Medical Conference Room, 251 Cohasset Road, Chico. For more information, call (530) 332-5122.
Drs. Ludwig and Simchuk, members of Enloe's medical staff, are independent licensed practitioners not employed by the medical center.

Bariatric Pre-Surgical Class

This online class is designed to help patients prepare for their bariatric surgery at Enloe Medical Center. It provides a better idea of what to expect during the hospital visit and how to participate in the recovery process. Spouses, relatives and friends are welcome and encouraged to view the class as well.

Bariatric Post-Operative Class

This interactive class is designed to equip people who have had bariatric surgery with tools to optimize their health and surgical outcomes. Participants review important information and follow-up on special guidelines as their diet and other needs change. The class is held on two Thursdays each month. It is targeted for the new bariatric surgery patient but is open to anyone who is considering or who has had bariatric surgery. For more information, call (530) 332-5122.

Bariatric Buddies Support Group

This support group provides pre- and post-operative information and support. It offers speakers, education and a close-knit, supportive network of people. The group is free and open to anyone thinking about or who has already undergone bariatric surgery at Enloe or elsewhere, and their family and friends. Bariatric Buddies meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.

More on Classes and Support GRoups

Find out more about classes and support groups on the North Valley Surgical Associates webpage. North Valley Surgical Associates is the independent physician group of Drs. Ludwig and Simchuk, who perform bariatric surgery at Enloe Medical Center.

Contact us

You can find more information about Enloe Medical Center's bariatric services under the Bariatric Program links at left. If you have questions, please call us at (530) 332-5122 or contact us online.

Enloe Bariatric Program
251 Cohasset Road, Suite 110
Chico, Calif.

Highly competitive and affordable out-of-pocket rates are available for all bariatric procedures.



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